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9 Back-to-School Burrito Hacks for Fueling the Year Ahead

It’s that dreaded time of year for many of us – back to school. Sure, it means sweater-weather and new school supplies, but it also means bidding adieu to the dog days of summer and our free time. READ MORE

Oh, Snap! 9 Snapper Recipes Ranging from Apps to Entrees

Snapper is the signature fish of the Gulf of Mexico. With a firm flesh and a mild flavor, snapper is extremely versatile and can be used easily for any number of recipes from entrees, sandwiches, to hors d’oeuvres. READ MORE

10 Bahn Mi-Inspired Recipes That Go Beyond the Bun

The best bahn mi where I live is at a tiny shop (literally 4 stools) in a crap neighborhood that smells like…well…there are not public restrooms. However, it is THAT GOOD that I make the pilgrimage and also costs less than $4. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make a Berry Cobbler

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. We call it recipe-free cooking—for things stuff like the best, most stress-free berry cobbler you'v ever pulled from the oven. READ MORE

13 Back-to-School Lunchbox Favorites

School's here and it's time to pack up lunch - whether your kids are starting in kindergarten or will be a sophomore in high school, we've got the 13 easiest recipes to pack for a delicious school year ahead.

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A Nation Divided by Hot Sauce

If you ever need to get your bearings while travelling across the U.S., just check the hot sauce that’s on the table. READ MORE

How to Make Perfect Salsa Every Time

Spice things up this summer with homemade salsa. It’s the ideal dish for using up whatever produce you have sitting around, and you can customize it to be as hot or mild as you like. READ MORE

9 Twists on Vanilla Cake

Think vanilla cake is boring? Think again. With the right frosting and filling, you can impress your friends with some serious bakery-worthy results, even if you aren’t a master baker. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Coleslaw

From the store to the kitchen to the table: The Basics outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of complicated techniques. It's the most basic way to make the thing you're making—perfect coleslaw, for instance. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It's a method you'll remember, the most basic way to make the thing you're making—like the perfect meaty, cheese-gooey, and hunger-stomping Philly cheesesteak. READ MORE